A knock on Marc Trestman this season is that the coach’s Bears offense has been predictable, to the point of opponents declaring that they knew much of what was coming from his offense.
The impact of Lance Briggs being placed on injured reserve late Friday from the groin injury suffered in the win over Tampa Bay probably is considerably less than it might have
Earlier this month, Lance Briggs said what he's probably felt for quite some time, and which many observers assumed: That his Bears career would come to an end this year after 10 marvelous seasons
The Bears will face the Lions with only a handful of the defensive starters who lost twice to Detroit last season (Chris Conte, Tim Jennings, Stephen Paea).
Players and teams are fond of saying that it is not what an opponent does so much as what they themselves do.